Note From MetroMedicalOnline's Customer Service Department:
It is important to always contact your physician and or wound specialist before starting any wound care therapy.
Additional Product Information as Provided by the Manufacturer:
Mepilex Heel minimizes both trauma to the wound and pain to the patient during dressing changes. The Safetac layer prevents Mepilex Heel from sticking to the moist wound bed yet it adheres gently to the surrounding skin allowing easy application of secondary fixation. Mepilex Heel absorbs moderate amounts of exudate effectively and ensure a low risk of maceration.
Areas of Use:
Mepilex Heel is designed for a wide range of moderately exuding wounds on the heel or malleolus such as:
- pressure ulcers
- diabetic foot ulcers
- traumatic wounds
Mepilex Heel is an absorbent soft silicone dressing. It consists of:
- a soft silicone wound-contact layer (Safetac®)
- a flexible absorbent pad of polyurethane foam and
- an outer film which is vapor permeable and moisture proof.
Safetac is a patented soft silicone adhesive technology. On the wound, Safetac assures non-sticking and minimal trauma on removal even in critical situations when the exudate starts to dry out. On the skin, a dressing with Safetac has gentle but secure adhesion with no epidermal stripping or pain on removal.
Mode of Action:
Mepilex Heel absorbs exudate, maintains a moist wound-healing environment and minimizes the risk for maceration. As Mepilex Heel maintains a moist wound environment, supporting debridement, there might be an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected. In case studies, dressings with Safetac Technology have demonstrated to normalize dry and scaly surrounding skin. Thanks to its absorptive properties Mepilex Heel is suitable for use under compression bandaging.
Mepilex Heel gently expands as it takes up exudate. Mepilex Heel can be used in combination with gels.
Mepilex Heel is designed for a wide range of exuding wounds such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers and traumatic wounds, e.g., skin tears and secondary healing wounds.
Instructions for Use:
1. Cleanse the wound in accordance with normal procedures.
2. Dry the surrounding skin thoroughly.
3. Remove the release films and apply the adherent side to the wound. Do not stretch.
4.For best results, Mepilex Heel should overlap dry surrounding skin by at least 2 cm.
5. When necessary, fixate Mepilex Heel with a bandage or other fixation.
6. Tape or film can be used to seal the joints on the sides of the dressing after application.
Frequency of Change:
Mepilex Heel may be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound and surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice. A change in dressing regimen can result in an initial increased level of exudate which temporarily may require an increased change frequency.
In case of clinical signs of infection the use of Mepilex Heel may be continued if proper infection treatment is initiated. Mepilex Heel should be stored in dry conditions below 95°F (35°C). Sterility is guaranteed unless inner package is damaged or opened prior to use. Do not re-sterilize.
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While we cannot administer medical advice, our Customer Service Team members are available to assist you with the ordering of Mepilex Ag or other medical supplies. Our toll-free number is 1-866-774-9513 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm CST (7:00 am to 3:00 pm PST / 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST). If you prefer to correspond by email, our address is CustomerService@MetroMedicalOnline.com.
Mepilex is also available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes; with or without an adhesive border. Your physician should advise you regarding the type of secondary dressing to use, e.g., gauze rolls, gauze sponges, or a product such as Mefix Self-Adhesive Fixation Fabric Tape. Mefix is widely used for the fixation of dressings, catheters, cannuale, and tubes. It is flexible and conforms well to body contours such as knees, elbows, and heels. These products are available in our Wound Care section.
Many of our customers have reported excellent results using Puracyn OTC (formerly named Microcyn OTC). Puracyn OTC is an innovative new approach to wound care promoting faster healing time. It is a non-irritating, pH-balanced wound cleanser for minor cuts, burns, irritations, and superficial abrasions of the skin.
After the wound has closed, proven scar treatments such as Cica-Care.